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Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby RunRalphieRun » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:13 pm

Hey Gang,

I'm gonna get out to the beloved hinterland this weekend (probably Saturday) to try and summit a peak, assuming the weather cooperates.

It'll be my first time trying to summit with snowshoes and in late spring. With that being said, which peak poses the least amount of avy danger right now (or in general) and has a reasonably accessible TH?

Thanks for the input and I'm open if anyone wants to join!

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Re: Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby Scott P » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:01 pm

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Re: Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby BKS » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Quandary

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Re: Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby mountain hiker » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:06 pm

quandary standard route (east slope)

or bierstadt standard route (you may only need snowshoes in the valley)

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Re: Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby SikYou » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:58 am

mountain hiker wrote:quandary standard route (east slope)

or bierstadt standard route (you may only need snowshoes in the valley)


Keep in mind that Guanella Pass road is not open all the way to the Beirstadt trailhead yet.
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Re: Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby RunRalphieRun » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:24 am

SikYou wrote:
mountain hiker wrote:quandary standard route (east slope)

or bierstadt standard route (you may only need snowshoes in the valley)


Keep in mind that Guanella Pass road is not open all the way to the Beirstadt trailhead yet.


Do you know how close I could get to the TH? I'm assuming not all the way to Duck Lake, but maybe the Guanella Pass campground?

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Re: Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby Jay521 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:37 am

RunRalphieRun wrote:Do you know how close I could get to the TH? I'm assuming not all the way to Duck Lake, but maybe the Guanella Pass campground?

You will be able to get closer to the TH from the Georgetown side. It is normally plowed to the winter closure (Silver Dollar Lake Cutoff) which I think is about a mile and half from the Pass. It's more like 3 miles of road hiking from the closure on the Grant side.
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Re: Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby AlexMack » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:45 am

Sherman should be pretty doable w snowshoes, I did it about a year ago exactly from the Leadville side. Not sure on the TH condition though. We ditched our snowshoes below the saddle.

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Re: Easiest 14er with Snowshoes

Postby Scott P » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:59 am

Sherman should be pretty doable w snowshoes, I did it about a year ago exactly from the Leadville side.


I respectfully disagree friend. I was up there not too long ago and you definitely needed snowshoes (or skis) on the Leadville side.
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